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Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly




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  • AIXChange is still going, check our new website for the most recent posts.
    August 19, 2019
  • Power Systems Best Practices Doc: The Latest
    July 23, 2019
  • The Growing AIXchange Rate
    July 16, 2019
  • A TechU Reminder
    July 9, 2019
  • Power E980 Offering Makes Capacity Available as Needed
    June 25, 2019
  • Making a PowerVC Proxy

    As I've noted numerous times, Twitter is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about what's new in the world of AIX and IBM Power Systems.

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    Posted: July 24, 2018 |

    My Blogging Anniversary

    What were you doing 11 years ago? I was living in another state and working for a different company. Since then I moved back home to Arizona. I lost weight, got more active, and spent more time outdoors camping, backpacking, hiking and going on scuba trips.

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    Posted: July 17, 2018 |

    Returning to AIX

    This post outlines resources available to AIX users who wish to update their skills.

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    Posted: July 10, 2018 |

    AIX Implementation Best Practices Updated for POWER9

    An updated version of AIX implementation best practices for commercial workloads was released in May. This should not be confused with the POWER9 performance best practices document I referenced three weeks ago. In this case, I'm talking about the latest in Fredrik Lundholm's popular series of presentations.

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    Posted: June 26, 2018 |

    What are your resource needs? You'll know when you know

    How do you manage resources? A recent discussion in the AIX forum offered some solid advice. 

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    Posted: June 20, 2018 |

    New Doesn't Always Mean Improved

    This week's post reviews previous technological enhancements--some of which did not catch on at all.

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    Posted: June 12, 2018 |

    POWER9 Performance Best Practices

    In April, IBM's Therese Eaton noted this availability of this POWER9 performance best practices document.

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    Posted: June 5, 2018 |

    Applying VIOS Rules Post-Install

    Awhile back my colleague Eric Hopkins was installing VIO server 2.2.6.21 when he noticed something new: a reminder to apply rules post-installation.

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    Posted: May 29, 2018 |

    A Primer on the New Hyperconverged Systems

    So hyperconverged systems running AIX are here, and it's very cool. If you're looking for more technical detail, the IBM Knowledge Center provides some practical information that techies will find very interesting. This doc features concepts and recommendations on planning, deploying and installing AIX, network booting and configuring virtual machines. There's also a section on troubleshooting.

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    Posted: May 22, 2018 |

    Getting Hands on With AIX on a Nutanix Cluster

    Ever since IBM's intriguing statement of direction about AIX running on POWER-based Nutanix clusters, I've eagerly awaited the real thing. The wait ended last week, when availability of the hyperconverged systems was made official at the Nutanix .NEXT conference in New Orleans.

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    Posted: May 15, 2018 |

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